Warren County Elementary School accepts US Flag from overseas as they mark the 12th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.
The students and faculty of a Warren County elementary school celebrated by the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks by presenting an American flag they accepted from a US Army base in Afghanistan. The flag was raised at the school on Wednesday with a special ceremony.
Linda Watters, teacher at Brass Castle Elementary School, officially presented the US flag to the small township. The school board president, Karen Graf, accepted the flag on behalf of the district.
Why did this elementary school receive such an honor? The students in Watter’s fourth grade class created a banner last year as part of a day to honor the American flag and the US military. The school then sent that banner to soldiers in the Army’s 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division in Afghanistan.
One fifth grade student said, “Brass Castle School celebrates school spirit all throughout the year. Over the years, this has become our favorite spirit day, and we try to do something different and special each year.”
Upon receiving the special hand-made banner, the Army returned the favor by sending their own gift back to the school: a framed American flag that flew over the Army’s Kandahar headquarters on June 5th. With the flag was a letter that read, “Our flag is more than just a piece of cloth, but a symbol recognized worldwide for our freedom and liberty.”
The elementary school decided to display the plaque in the front hallway so every visitor, student, and staff member can see the flag. Some of the Army brigade has already returned and the rest were set to come home Thursday September 12th.
Have you ever sent anything overseas to US soldiers – a care package or maybe even your own flag?
Credit: Le High Valley Live